If you'd like to protect the info which visitors submit on your website, you'll need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation stands for Secure Sockets Layer and this is a protocol employed to encode any data exchanged between an Internet site and its users as to ensure that even if an unauthorized individual intercepts any information, they shall not be able to read or use it in any way. The existing level of encryption makes it literally impossible to decrypt the authentic content, so if you have a login form of some type or you offer products and services online and clients submit credit card details, using an SSL certificate will be a guarantee that the information is protected. Typically a dedicated IP address is required to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your website. The additional expense may matter if you manage a small online shop, a non-profit organization or any other entity which does not make a big profit, so to save you the cash, our cloud web hosting platform supports installing an SSL certificate on a shared server IP address, not a dedicated one.
Shared SSL IP in Web Hosting
You'll be able to use a shared IP for an SSL certificate with each web hosting plan which we offer and regardless if the SSL is purchased through us or through a third-party business. If the SSL is obtained on our end, not only could you select the shared IP to be set during the order, but you could also pick our auto-configuration option, so when you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system shall handle the installation for you within a couple of seconds and you won't have to do anything yourself. The only difference between employing a shared IP address and a dedicated one is that your site will not appear in case you try to open https://the-IP-address rather than https://your-domain-name, but other than that, everything will be the same. With this function you can protect the information of your clients and have a reliable website without the additional expense for a dedicated IP.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You could use a shared IP address for an SSL acquired through us or through any other retailer with any of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting. The setup is really simple and if you acquire the certificate from our company, you can also benefit from our SSL wizard where with merely several mouse clicks you'll be able to select the SSL to be installed automatically for the particular domain or subdomain on the shared IP that is configured to be used for this purpose. This option shall save you time and work as you will not have to do anything after you approve the SSL via email, not mentioning the cash you shall save for the IP on a monthly basis. Your website shall be secured and any client will feel assured that their data will be protected given that using a shared IP address does not affect the proper operation of the certificate and the only real difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP address can't be used as a URL to access your Internet site.